A funny thing happened today. Every Wednesday I work off site, and there are a couple thrifts in the neighborhood (GW, SA). The GW is hit and miss, and usually has nothing because this neighborhood is really depressed. I very rarely go to the SA anymore, maybe 3 times a year, because they never have anything. I happened to park near the SA today, and on my way back to the car at the end of the day I figured I'd check it out. On my way I thought to myself, how amazing it would be to find like 10 Kiton suits and sportcoats.... Well, guess what I found? Almost anyway, and better AFAIC...
Right at the head of the suit/sportcoat rack were about a dozen Cifonelli vintage suits and sportcoats. It was amazing. One right after the other. I've never seen their tailoring in person, and I can tell you it is among the best I've ever seen. The fabrics and styles varied wildly, with some very dated from the 70's, and others more modern and traditional. Everything belonged to the same gentleman, so I have to think he either passed or got rid of everything he owns. I left the dated styles/fabrics, and ended up taking home just the following:
1 glenplaid sportcoat
1 brown velvet sportcoat
1 two piece peak lapel 1 button tuxedo
1 black flannel chalkstripe orphaned suit jacket
I was going to take more, but the rest was mostly orphaned pinstripe jackets. I almost didn't take the black flannel pinstripe because it was orphaned, but then I said the hell with it, on the off chance I find the matching pants elsewhere or later on at the same store. It's such a sick jacket I'd wear it with gray flannel trousers, I don't care. It's amazing. The tuxedo is also fantastic. It has a couple minor pulls on the grosgrain lapel, but the construction and quality make it totally wearable. My favorite is the glenplaid. It's perfect in every way, down to the smoked mother of pearl buttons. Not certain, but I bet some of this stuff was made under the watchful eye of Arturo.